Thursday, March 24, 2011

Glipse into her beauty

Zoe Kravitz, She's beautiful and I just love her style.


Rashida Jones, so chic.




Natalie Portman, ever since I saw her in The Professional I have been a fan.




Thandie Newton, effortlessly beautiful.


Monday, March 21, 2011

Should I relax my natural hair?



Discussing my hair issues.  Have you experienced this too?  I'd love to hear your suggestions!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

11 THINGS ABOUT ME!


  1. I love high heels!  I just don't feel right unless my heel is at least 3 1/2 inches.  Fact, before I was about 21 years old my wardrobe basically consisted of baby tees, jeans, sneakers, or timberlands.  Whoa, I have come a long way and my taste has changed so much!
  2. Three words to describe my current style:  elegant, classic, feminine.
  3. I am Jamaican.  I was born there but moved to the US when I was just a baby.  My parents are both biracial.  Both half black, one half white, and the other half east-indian. 
  4. I love sweets!
  5. I used to be obsessed with long hair.  Now, my aim is for healthier, stronger, thicker hair!
  6. I have an affinity to middleeastern/indian culture and aesthetics.  I soo want to continue bellydancing classes I started years ago! 
  7. Here's a secret- quite a few years ago, I actually went to a tanning salon on more than one occasion to get darker.  :)  And no, I have never told this fact to a sole!!!   Have any other black girls out there ever done this?  Please share your experience.
  8. My career ambition at 10 years old was to...become a model.  Actually written in my fourth grade year book!  Lol
  9. Past and present girl crushes:  Rihanna, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian,  and Adriana Lima.
  10. One thing I don't do and can't stand is gossip!
  11. I am a relatively quiet  and somewhat shy person.  Doing my best to break out of that and get back to that bold little social butterfly that I was when I was younger.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Skin care update


 
Skincare Inside and Out- My new regime

  •  Everyday 1st thing in the morning drink warm water(or green tea) with lemon.  No sweetener continue to drink filtered water with lemon throughout day, consuming at least 2L.
  • Cleanse face with Cetaphil(or gentle non sulfate cleanser)
  • Use clean washcloths and face towels everyday.
  • Supplements
  • Take tbsp of cod liver oil 2X a day with meal
  • Take multivitamin once a day
  • Eat yogurt with flaxseed and wheat germ once a day
  • Honey Mask 2x a week
  • Clay Mask 1X a week
  • Exfoliate once a week.
  • Change pillowcases every other day.
  • Wash your hair once a week/keep hair out of face/only use a little jojoba oil around hairline.
  • Wear light moisturizer with sunscreen everyday.
  • Only wear makeup occasionally.
  • Clean makeup brushes weekly.
  • Do hair first and then makeup if needed.
  • Get a good night’s sleep.  Get to bed by 10:00p.m.
  • Drink water or other light colored teas(chai tea only exception), fresh squeezed juice (in 4-6oz servings), eat plenty fiber rich foods, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables.

Wash and Go

Natural hair = wet


Next day hair = dry




Cute but major shrinkage...I normally only wear it like this for 1-2 days.  Or else, my hair will get really tangled!  Hope you like the pics!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

My First Bantu Knot (Or Chiney Bump)


This is my first attempt at a bantu knot!  We'll see how the results come out in the morning.  It's about 10:30p.m.  And I'm going to sleep on it.
  • First I washed and conditioned my hair with Suave Almond and Shea Butter shampoo and conditioner.  I chose to use that today because I felt that I needed to clarify my hair after 3 weeks of using a sulfate-free shampoo.  It seemed like there was some build-up from oils and conditioners that I have been trying out. 
  • Next, I applied a leave-in conditioner to my damp hair and sectioned it into about 5 parts.  After sectioning, I began to detangle from the front of my head and make smaller sections for the knots.  Since my hair is fine I do not like to make my parts too small.  I actually think I could have made them a bit bigger but we'll see how it goes.  Next I combed through the section with a paddle brush and applied Argan Oil to each section before I twirled my hair into the knots.  I highly recommed Argan Oil for this because it worked wonderfully for a previous braid-out yeilding great definition and little frizz. 
  • Lastly, I sat under a hooded dryer to take out some of the moisture before going to bed just to ensure it will not be damp in the morning.
I'm excited to see the results!  Will post the pics for you!


Next Morning:
Loosen knots

Pulled out and slightly loosen
Finished look




Next time I will definitely try larger sections that will result in a looser curl.